Microsoft has been consistent with the advancements concerning the editions of Windows Servers 2008. Among the wide-range products of software and hardware associated with Microsoft, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is an operating system released to act as the server variant of Windows 7. Initially, the beta version of the server was released to remove the existing glitches and acquiring valuable insights of the subscribers of Microsoft’s very own TechNet and MSDN programs as well as general public. After the enhancement, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2’s official version came out.
With many editions available such as Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web Server and Core Server, customers have many options to choose. Each edition comes with crucial elements carrying separate appeal for people around the world. However, in this hoard of editions, the one which stands out with its customizable ability is the Datacenter edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.
The Datacenter edition can support a maximum RAM of 2 TB in its working. New virtualization capabilities were introduced with exciting features such as Live Migration, Failover Clustering, and Hyper-V. Recycle Bin was another introductory feature which allowed storage of deleted files. Security solutions were improved further using encrypted clientless authenticated VPN through the medium of DirectAccess. Some additional striking features of Datacenter editions include Cross-File Replication, Fault Tolerant Memory Sync, and Many Memory Modules along with Unlimited IAS Connection, Remote Desktop Services, RRAS and Virtual Image Use Rights.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition is custom made for the large enterprise market. The only thing which differentiates the edition from the premium enterprise pack is that the number of usable VMs with a unit license is unlimited. The license of the Datacenter pack is related in the form of Original Equipment Manufacturer of Microsoft with a physical server. Also, the edition is one of the packs which can support up to 256 logical processors or up to 64 physical processors for every individual system. Along with the specification update, Management has been highly improved in the Datacenter edition as well. With the features it offers, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition is comparatively better than other packs.